Investors Should Watch These Economic Indicators This Week
There are several important economic indicators that investors need to watch this week:
- US (IWM) retail sales
- the UK’s (EWU) CPI (consumer price index)
- US (QQQ) (SPY) industrial production
- Eurozone (EZU) (VGK) industrial production
- the US UoM (University of Michigan) Consumer Sentiment Index
- the Eurozone’s 2Q17 flash GDP
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Performance of ACWI
The performance of the iShares MSCI All Country World Index ETF (ACWI) depends on the performance of the above global indicators. It’s important for investors to track the performance of indicators like this in order to identify the global market’s movement.
But the most important indicators for this week will be US retail sales, the UK’s CPI, and US consumer sentiment. Retail sales are one of the major indicators of the economy, representing consumer activity in the economy. Any rise in consumer activity has always been a positive indicator for the economy.
US consumer sentiment also represents the consumer demand outlook for the economy. If the consumer demand outlook remains positive and shows strong movement, it could accelerate market movement going forward.
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